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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War.

Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version of the story next. The video’s not much to look at but the lyrics are killer, so read along below: [Mas…]


Tink-A-Tāko? TAY-KOH? What the heck is a tāko? Is it a San Antonio accent thing? Here’s a second Tink-A-Tako commercial with the same pronunciation: [Mas…]


This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War.

Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version of the story next. The video’s not much to look at but the lyrics are killer, so read along below: [Mas…]


This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War.

Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version of the story next. The video’s not much to look at but the lyrics are killer, so read along below: [Mas…]


At the Sierra Blanca, Texas, border checkpoint, even La MIGRA has realized that immigrants have rights.

PREVIOUSLY ON THE BORDER: [Mas…]

univisiondebate(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican Lieutenant Governor wannabe, was named Pendejo of the Month Wednesday by the American Pochismo Institute (API.) The award followed his Univision debate Tuesday with San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (photo.)

API’s designation, which is usually not revealed until the end of the month, was awarded Wednesday to Patrick for actions “Above And Beyond the Call of Douchery” after Patrick sent this Tweet Tuesday evening about how much he loves “Hispanics:” [Mas…]

The Irish heroes of Aztlan: The San Patricio Batallón (music videos)

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2014 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the brave and tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion, formed and led by Jon Riley, a unit of 200 or so mostly Catholic Irish immigrants who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War. […]

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New Year Ñews: Local man says Obama stole his American Dream

by Comic Saenz January 1, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EL PASO) Jason Morales finally figured out why his “get up and go” got up and went, he told friends at Hoopy Frood’s on New Year’s Eve, and all clues point to President Barack Obama. “President Afrika Hussein Bambata is the worst president in this country’s history,” he announced to the teeming […]

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Area couple survives loud radio station promo van at grocery store

by EresNerd November 21, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EDINBURG, TX)  They just about went deaf, but Alcario and Isela Garza braved a radio station’s sonic assault and managed to safely enter the Rancho Sinaloa grocery store here yesterday. The Garzas — who had just left their yoga class — entered the relatively-quiet food market after surviving 150 decibels of banda […]

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Rick Perry is sad new hipster glasses don’t help him make friends

by María Purísima November 14, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Gov. Rick Perry is disappointed his new hipster glasses haven’t helped him in the polls. “Why don’t people like me? I’m more than just the guy who came after Bush, I’m cool, see?” he told reporters at a press conference at the Capitol Wednesday as he pointed to his stylin’ horn […]

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So Sad: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), an orphan, is all alone (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 30, 2013 Cartoons
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Birthers question Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas: ‘Is she really white?’

by MARIA PURISIMA AND ERESNERD October 18, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Local “birthers” have temporarily put aside their doubts about Pres. Barack Obama’s citizenship to a focus on a question closer to home: Is Texas State Senator Wendy Davis – a Democratic candidate for governor – a secret Latina? They assert that Davis is the Anglo version of Juana; that Davis was born into […]

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Flaco Jimenez vs Los Gabachos: ‘El Mojado Sin Licencia’ (music video)

by GUERILLA ICE August 16, 2013 Cultura
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The wetback drove from Laredo to San Antonio to see his girl — and that’s when the trouble started.

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Top Texas export, hateful white men, grows again this year

by María Purísima July 30, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) The Lone Star State’s leading export — hateful white men — has reached new levels this year. According to report released Friday by the Economic Institute of Texas, A Texas Export Snapshot, Texas consistently leads the nation in the export of hateful, misogynistic white men who also run state legislatures. Texas […]

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The map is not the territory — or is it? (toons)

by Barney Asada July 23, 2013 Cartoons
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We’ve already run maps seeking to explain such mysteries as Texas and Florida. But now for something completely different via our friends at Wired.com. Well semi-different. Actually not that different from the Texas map but instructive, nevertheless. It’s a map [click to enlarge] of Los United Estates, from Yanko Tsvetkov’s Atlas of Prejudice. Look right […]

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Texas lawmakers focus on Latinos with poll tax, redistricting

by María Purísima July 15, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) The Republican-controlled Texas legislature (photo) has wasted no time in exploiting last month’s Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act: The lawmakers have passed a draconian redistricting scheme and enacted new voter registration requirements that many liken to a poll tax. SB17, nicknamed “The Liberty Forever Bill,” mandates a […]

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Pocho Ocho new items on TX Gov. Rick Perry’s to-do list

by Especial Correspondents July 10, 2013 El Now
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Rick Perry announced Monday he won’t be running for reelection as Texas’ governor. So what’s up next for this GOP favorite? Here are the Pocho Ocho things on Rick Perry’s to-do list: 8. Concentrate his hatred on a wider range of disenfranchised groups 7. Sign with the Lakers 6. Spend more time with the Westboro […]

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Breaking: Rick Perry moving West: ‘Let’s turn Cali red!’

by María Purísima July 9, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Rick Perry told a crowd of press and supporters here Monday that he will not seek another term as Texas governor when his term expires in 18 months. Instead, the longest-serving governor in Texas’ history said he was going to do the unthinkable: move to California to turn the state back into […]

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¿Quién es más revolucionario? Vote today!

by Comic Saenz February 20, 2013 El Now
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Last year POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz won the New Americano Award from Social Revolución, an interactive movement that recognizes Latinos utilizing social media as a platform to create and inspire change.

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Lalo Alcaraz stars in ‘My Menudo’ — a delicious iPhone vertical video

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 30, 2013 Cultura
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Defying the horizontally-correct nay-sayers of videoville, POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz took his iPhone where no phone has gone before — up close and pinche personal with a bowl of menudo at famed Mi Tierra Cafe in San Antonio, TX for a verboten vertical video. Is this the medical menudo we’ve been hearing about?

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I went to San Antonio and met the Mexican Elvis (photos)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 29, 2013 Cultura
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I went to San Antonio, Tejas, got some posing tips from the Mexican Elvis and these photos, too. Note: I am the vato without the cape.

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Year in Review: The lonely, fading star of Texas Gov. Rick Perry

by APRES MOI December 20, 2012 El Now
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The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. Except, of course, when Gov. Rick Perry (photo, right) is involved. The one-time GOP nominee wannabe Perry is so underwhelming that when he walks into a room, it seems as if someone just left. Rick Perry is so stupid he peels […]

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Man hits breakfast taco with flyswatter, finds face of Jesus Christ

by EDUARDO BURRO August 8, 2012 Doomsday Countdown
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It was an ordinary day in Beeville, TX, according to Paul Gonzalez of the Beeville Bee-Picayune: BEEVILLE— There was nothing inherently different about Ernesto Garza when he walked into the newspaper office with a piece of foil folded in half. An older man who attends La Amistad Adult Daycare, Garza walked in, sat down and […]

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Behind La Musica: Meet Tejano band ‘Los Mojados Guapos’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM June 27, 2012 Cultura
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VH Juan takes an up close and personal look at superstar Tejano band Los Mojados Guapos in this short segment from Behind La Musica.

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